Refugenes Campaign
February 24, 2016
Calais Letters Live event

The Calais Letters Live event – Sunday 21st Feb

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February 22, 2016
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Jude Law talks to BBC about #childrenofcalais and Help Refugees’ Calais work

Jude Law has visited the Calais refugee camp several times in the last few weeks. On Sunday, he took part in a peformance  – alongside refugees, Juliet Stevenson, Tom Odell, Sir Tom Stoppard, Matt Berry, Shappi Khorsandi and Toby Jones – aimed at raising awareness of the plight of unaccompanied minors […]
February 12, 2016
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Help Refugees statement on Calais eviction

Help Refugees strongly condemns today’s announcement by the Calais prefecture to evict and destroy the homes and dignity of over a thousand people by evacuating the Southern part of the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. The majority of the families in the Jungle live in the Southern part, many with young children. […]
January 11, 2016
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Weekly update from the Help Refugees Calais team

The Calais kitchens, based in the Auberge des Migrants / Help Refugees warehouse is now producing 2500 hot meals a day, which are distributed between the Calais and Dunkirk every day. They are also distributing raw ingredients to a further 1200 people, enabling them to cook for themselves, according to […]
January 4, 2016
L'Auberge food appeal

URGENT REQUEST: Food and donations needed urgently in Calais

Please read and share this update from our partners in Calais, L’Auberge des Migrants, whose work for the refugee crisis includes providing 2000 hot meals a day. Video from Melissa based at the warehouse kitchen (part funded by Help Refugees) below. The L’Auberge warehouse is running incredibly low on food. […]
January 1, 2016
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Thank you and a Happy New Year from Help Refugees!

Thank you from everyone at Help Refugees for all your support, donations and to all those who have volunteered – we are just so grateful! A million new refugees are due to arrive in the EU in 2016 so there is still so much work to be done – work we wouldn’t […]
December 26, 2015
Annie, Andy Slaughter and others at the Jungle in Calais

Help Refugees’ Annie meets MP Andy Slaughter in the Jungle, Calais

An update from volunteer Annie in the Jungle, Calais – On Monday, Martin McTigue and Avigayil Ifan of HANDS International who run the Jungle’s Vaccination Centre introduced me to Andy Slaughter, the Shadow Human Rights Minister, so that he could be made aware of the conditions in camp and the wider […]
December 21, 2015
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Update from Calais – thank you for your response to Annie’s appeal!

Last week, we shared an urgent appeal from our volunteer Annie in Calais. Here is an update from our team at the Calais warehouse – In response to the appeal made by the wonderful Annie, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who heard our call. Your […]
October 14, 2015
Dawn's Huffington Post article - 'My Trip to the Jungle'

Dawn’s Huffington Post article – ‘My Trip to the Jungle’

You can read the original on the Huffington Post here.  My Trip to the Jungle I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write this. If I’m honest I didn’t know where to start. Sometimes, with an experience as emotive as my trip to Calais maybe it’s best to sit […]
September 28, 2015
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Team member Oz Katerji on his time in the Jungle, Calais

When first asked to write this blog I really struggled thinking about what narrative I could add to the situation unfolding in Calais that would be of benefit. So far the citizen response has been staggering. For all the anti-immigrant rhetoric thrown around in the British press a new poll […]